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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Taiwan -- New Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun eyeing quicker reform
New Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said Friday on his first official day in office that he will do his utmost to speed up Taiwan's economic transformation and adjust its industrial structure.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Taiwan -- New Taipei City says 'no' to special exams
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday criticized the 12-year compulsory education program, saying that the policy has gone in the wrong direction. He announced that New Taipei City will cancel the special high school admissions exam next year so that students can sign up for schools at the end of June after the first Comprehensive Assessment Program.
Taiwan -- Kaohsiung pipe maintenance underway: Duh
An underground pipeline maintenance project started yesterday in Kaohsiung City, incoming Economics Minister Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍) said yesterday at the Cabinet, adding that the government will complete the maintenance inspection of the city's underground pipes in three months.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday called on nationals not to misuse the overseas emergency hotline services offered by the ministry for Taiwanese nationals traveling overseas.
In response to Constitutional Interpretation No. 718, the Executive Yuan yesterday passed an amendment to the Assembly and Parade Act, stipulating that an outdoor rally of an urgent nature has to report to the authorities before being held; an incidental assembly or parade does not need to report in advance.
The sporadic torrential rain seen in most parts of Taiwan over the past few days could give way to more moderate weather from Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, although it cautioned against continued sudden downpours.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Puyuma Express train in Keelung after he apparently trespassed onto the tracks, authorities said.
The Republic of China Air Force yesterday qualified its second female pilot for the F-5E fighter jet, and is planning to train her to become the first female member of the Thunder Tiger Aerobatics Team (雷虎特技飛行小組).
Taiwan -- Second female fighter jet pilot qualifies for the F-5E
Taiwan -- Taiwan can't afford to leave world behind: CNFI
The Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI,全國工業總會) chief on Thursday urged a political cease-fire between the two major camps, saying that Taiwan cannot afford to leave the world behind.
Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) yesterday accused his rival's campaign staff of engaging in smear tactics.
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